I have been gone from LA for 13 months! I miss it…but I have daily reminders of all the good that has come into my life as a result of letting go. Now that I am a year removed from LA, I am revisiting my the contacts in my phone and email.
My contacts list is like a mini time capsule of acquaintance I met at various stages of my life. Some are friends of friends or people that I met at various programs or events I attended. Other contacts have only a first name and vague note like Mark from camera, a nick name, physical attribute like Nancy with long black hair, or the name of the place we met.
Some of the contacts in my phone belong to people I never spoke with or even met. I acquired their contact on a project and do to the nature of the work I once did, I put their number in my phone “just in case” I needed to get a hold of them while we worked together.
It’s tempting to keep some or all of these numbers “just in case,” but what’s the point?
In the vein of making space for new energy, it is necessary to clean and clear out our digital ties of people who are no longer in our lives. How much does keeping a past connection at arms length, keep us living in the past or simply weigh us down? Is it healthy to scroll past an image (on social media) or name (in our contacts) of someone from our past, who is no longer in our lives?
On this Mindful Monday, reflect on your Digital Ties. Do they reflect your current friendship group? What ties need to be re-established? What ties need to be cleared/ deleted? What contacts have you already blocked/ delated? What contacts do you need to delete but don’t have the courage to delete?
May your contact list reflect your present life or make space for the life you want, versus remind of the life that no longer resonates with you.
Love, Stephanie XO